Egyptian startup creates potentially lifesaving medical e-ID system

SourceArab News
SectorHealthcare
CountryEgypt

Egyptian startup creates potentially lifesaving medical e-ID system Egyptian startup creates potentially lifesaving medical e-ID system Egyptian startup creates potentially lifesaving medical e-ID system In February 2019, Andrew Saad and his five business partners joined Egyptian accelerator program Falak Startups and launched Bypa-ss. (Supplied) Short Url Egyptian startup creates potentially lifesaving medical e-ID system HealthTag allows doctors quick access to patients’ blood type, allergies and chronic conditions in emergency Bypa-ss helps medical providers save patient data, send lab results and place prescription drug orders online Updated 20 November 2020 Follow @arabnews CAIRO: When Andrew Saad was faced with an elderly patient on his hospital ward, complaining of vague abdominal pain but with no medical history on hand to guide a working diagnosis, the freshly graduated Egyptian doctor realized just how scary it can be for patients and medical providers when details are scarce during an emergency. The incident motivated Saad to search for an inventive way to get health records into the hands of medical professionals quickly during an emergency — particularly in cases where a patient is unconscious, in a poor mental state or is unaccompanied. “Health records are either electronic or paper-based. Both are usually kept at the hospital and are not typically available with the patient whenever he...read more...